Events in 2022

Opening times:
19 February – 13 November 2022
10am to 5pm daily (6pm weekends in July and August)

Click to see photos of our previous events, or upload your own on Instagram using #bordehillgarden

May
28
Sat
2022
Half Term – Nature Explorers Family Trail
May 28 – Jun 5 all-day
Half Term - Nature Explorers Family Trail @ Borde Hill Garden

This half term spend time outside exploring and getting closer to nature. Young adventurers can explore the Garden on a daily trail, finding out all about the bees, bugs and creatures that make the Garden their home. £3 per trail, plus admission to include a prize

Spring is also a magical time to explore the Garden and Woodland, with an abundance of vibrant azaleas, rhododendrons and bluebells. Picnics and dogs on leads welcome.

Suitable for children aged 3-8 years.

Tickets 
£3.00 per trail, plus admission to include a prize (FREE to Members). Advance booking required

Garden admission: must be pre-booked for all adults and children in your party, apart from children under 3 who are free.

Trails: need to be pre-booked for all children wanting to complete the trail, including under 3’s, as there is a prize. Adults do not need to book a trail, unless you want to receive a prize.

Jun
11
Sat
2022
Workshop – Plant to Potion
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Plant to Potion Workshop – making infusions and ointments with aromatic and medicinal botanical ingredients.

Learn how to capture the fragrance of your favourite flower or to harnice the medicinal qualities of a herb. In this practical workshop you will make and take home your own plant infused oil that can be used as a perfume, a bath oil, in skin care or for health & wellbeing purposes. You’ll feel confident to use plants from your garden, from herbal suppliers or even wild foraged to make your own botanical products for use in skin care and for health and wellbeing support.

With the aromatic oils we make, you will then learn how to use them as an ingredient in an ointment, designing and making your own to suit your personal health and wellbeing requirements.

Everything will be provided for you, although you may want to bring your own pen and notebook.

No experience necessary, open to all.

Workshop run by Laura Hoy – Clinical Aromatherapist & Essential Oil Consultant www.essentialoilsandyou.co.uk

Includes 1 x 40ml jar of infused oil and 1 x 30g jar of ointment for each participant to take home, using the highest quality organic ingredients.

Testimonial: “This workshop is truly unique, fun and well worth treating yourself to if you want to smell and feel totally gorgeous! ” Heather Di Marino

Tickets
£45.00 (including Garden admission until 5pm)
Advance booking required

The workshop will take place inside the Garden Marquee.

Yoga Session – Landing Softly
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Landing Softly – Evening Yoga Session with Calli Popham

This will be a nourishing, slow and gently flowing meditative practise to help you land in to your body, breath and mind. Following the session, we will come together to enjoy a freshly prepared mocktail and healthy snacks.

Calli is a Senior Yoga Teacher, who teaches a fluid, playful and embodied yoga style,  focusing on bringing you home to yourself on every layer. She is passionate about yoga being accessible for everybody and believes that no one alignment fits all, encouraging students to enquire and move from a place of playful exploration.

This one hour outdoor session will take place on the South Lawn in the tranquillity of the Garden after hours.

Prior experience is not required; beginners welcome. Yoga mats will be provided. Please bring water for the session, and a throw or blanket to stay warm.

Photographs may be taken during this event and used for marketing purposes. If you do not wish to be included in the photographs or have any questions, please speak to a member of staff on arrival.

Tickets
£20.00 (including Garden admission prior to the session, a freshly prepared mocktail and healthy snacks)

Advance booking required.

In the event of wet weather, the session will take place inside the Garden Marquee.

Jun
13
Mon
2022
Rose Celebration Weeks
Jun 13 – Jun 24 all-day

Join us to celebrate the beauty of the Jay Robin’s Rose Garden

Admire the beauty of the Rose Garden at its peak; a real feast for the senses with 750 David Austin rose plants and 100 varieties filling the air with a glorious fragrance.

The Rose Garden, designed by Robin Williams and planted 25 years ago in 1996, contains the most valued and popular roses developed by David Austin, including Gertrude Jekyll, Winchester Cathedral and Graham Thomas. It also contains the most popular roses sold in the last 12 months in the UK including Olivia Rose Austin, Lady Emma Hamilton and Darcy Bussell.

During our Rose Celebration Weeks, we will be offering visitors hints and tips to help you grow your own beautiful roses at home.

Other Rose Celebration Events

14 June: Rose Celebrations Guided Tour with Head of Horticulture, Harry Baldwin – Find out more here

2 July: ‘Spirit of Rose’ Drink Infusion Workshop – use floral and herbal botanicals to flavour your drinks and cocktails – Find out more here

6 July: Workshop – ‘Designing A Rose Border With Beautiful Companion Flowers’ with Juliet Sargeant – Find out more here

Specialist Gifts and Rose Plants
Take home a rose plant from our Plant Sales, or a rose-themed souvenir from the Gift Shop; the perfect reminder of your visit.

Jun
14
Tue
2022
Rose Celebrations Guided Tour
Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the beauty of the Jay Robin’s Rose Garden on a Guided Tour

As part of Rose Celebration Weeks, join Head of Horticulture, Harry Baldwin, for a fascinating guided tour of Borde Hill’s renowned Rose Garden, at its peak with 750 David Austin roses and 100 different varieties.

The tour will focus on the story of roses at Borde Hill and the design and development of Jay Robin’s Rose Garden and the surrounding borders, to include the Mid Summer Border.

Harry will also suggest the best rose varieties to grow in your own garden, with rose gifts and plants available to purchase from the Plant and Gift Shop.

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Tickets – include Garden day admission, 10am-5pm

Adults and concessions: £12.00
Borde Hill Members and RHS Members: £9.60 (includes a 20% discount)

Pre-booking is required for this special event

Jun
19
Sun
2022
Celebrate Father’s Day
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Plan the perfect Father’s Day

On Sunday 19th June we would like to give families a special treat to help celebrate Father’s Day. On this day, any two adults visiting the Garden with up to three children can buy a single Family Day Ticket (for £25), instead of a joint Family Day Ticket (for £34), meaning one adult goes free – a saving of £9.

Tickets also give entry to the Eat Fresh, Buy Local Food Market, including stalls, demonstrations, live music and family fun… a perfect day out for all the family.

Find out more about the Eat Fresh, Buy Local Food Market here

Eat Fresh, Buy Local – Food Market
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Eat Fresh, Buy Local – Food Market

Delicious food and drink to tempt your taste buds, including stalls, demonstrations, family fun and live music from The Grand Central Trio between 12noon-2pm… the perfect Father’s Day out!

A wonderful celebration of the best Sussex food and drink producers, featuring approximately 27 hand-selected stalls showcasing the best of Sussex fayre.

There will be a programme of demonstrations, talks and live music to include Bangers Galore making delicious traditional sausages, hear the story behind Ditchling Gin, and listen to The Grand Central Trio providing live music between 12-2pm, with great swing classics, Latin tunes and cool pop arrangements.

Tempt your taste buds with delicious woodfired pizza from The Landoughver, Greek delicacies from Souvlucky, cooling locally made ice-cream from Latchett’s Farm, and light bites from The Gardeners’ Retreat Café.

The event will be held in a marquee on the South Lawn, in front of the Elizabethan Mansion.

Programme of Talks, Demonstrations and Live Music (included in admission)

Armchair Tasting Tours are all about the best food and drink being made in Sussex today. Enjoy a delicious tour of the county from the comfort of your seat.

Bangers Galore – David a.k.a. ‘Sausage Maker of the Year’ will demonstrate traditional sausage making with delicious tasters and a fresh meat counter offering bangers and other tasty treats to enjoy at home. They make them, you bake them!

The Grand Central Trio – Great swing classics, Latin tunes and cool pop arrangements.

Ian Dowding – ‘From Banoffi Pie to Fish Bananas’ – A talk about the history of The Hungry Monk where Ian created the famous Banoffee Pie.

The Grand Central Trio – Great swing classics, Latin tunes and cool pop arrangements.

Vicki Ponsford from Sidnye Flowers will be demonstrating simple flower arrangements picked from her very own cutting patch, including tips and tricks on how to grow your own.

‘A Spirit to Lift the Spirit’ – Inspired by the history of the local Arts and Crafts movement and foraging with our families on the South Downs for local ingredients mixed with the UK’s best grain spirit.

Stallholders include:

Barties Sussex Faire – Food and Condiments
Balcombe Pie Kitchen – Handmade Pies
DeBeurrAh Butters – Artisan Butters
Game on Foods – Chutneys
Resident Pheasant – Chocolate
Katie’s Nuttery – Nut Butters
Laines Organic Veg Boxes
MD Teas – Loose Leaf Teas
Ridley’s Bakery – Cakes and Bakes
Sitalia UK – Italian Olive Oil and Coffee
The Great British Charcuterie Company
Bags of Fun – Canvas Bags
The Sussex Bee – Honey and Candles
South Brockwells Farm Partnership – Asparagus
Ridgeview Vineyard – Sussex Sparkling Wine

Tickets

Included in Garden admission (Free to Members).

Tickets pre-booked at least a day in advance receive a 5% discount.

Dogs on short leads are allowed in outdoor areas, but not in inside the food marquee

To celebrate Father’s Day, any two adults visiting with up to three children can buy a single Family Day Ticket (for £25), instead of a joint Family Day Ticket (for £34), meaning one adult goes free – a saving of £9. Tickets give entry to the Garden and the Eat Fresh, Buy Local Food Market.

The Grand Central Trio
Jun
22
Wed
2022
Nature for Wellbeing – Guided Sensory Walk
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore the Garden on a guided Sensory Walk

Take sanctuary from today’s hectic world on a restful and restorative guided walk in the beautiful grounds of Borde Hill Garden.

Visiting gardens and spending time in the fresh air can enhance feelings of wellbeing whilst helping improve both physical and mental health. Whether living with sensory or physical impairment, our dementia-friendly walks provide an enjoyable experience for all.

This walk will take in the Garden’s colourful and highly scented Rose Garden, with 750 David Austin rose plants filling the air with fragrance. Visitors will be encouraged to get up close and to smell the different varieties, whist also being able to feel and touch the purple nepeta blooms surrounding the Rose Garden’s central pool, a favourite plant for buzzing bees and pollinating insects.

Take time out to relax and chat with like-minded people whilst reconnecting with nature through sight, smell and touch.

Tickets:
Included in admission. Tickets available on arrival on a first come first served basis.

The Garden is accessible to those with restricted mobility, whilst gentle slopes with hard surfaces allow wheelchair access. There are plenty of benches located throughout the Garden.

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Jun
25
Sat
2022
The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm
Metal: Sam Wilson, Bee
Metal: Sam Wilson, Bee
Glass: Sue Tinkler, Bluebell Birch Wall Art
Glass: Sue Tinkler, Bluebell Birch Wall Art
Wood: Anna Cates, Vase Collection
Wood: Anna Cates, Vase Collection

The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show

Members of the Sussex Guild will be showing their inspiring work in a village of marquee pods on the lawns of the Azalea Ring on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June.

Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the highly skilled designer makers and will be treated to spectacular examples of ceramics, furniture, glass, jewellery, metalwork, textile art, woodwork and more; most of which can be purchased, or specially commissioned.

In addition, there will be craft demonstrations, including two daily timed dramatic and unpredictable raku kiln firings where red hot pots are removed from a kiln and placed in a sealed smoke chamber before being removed to be decorated with marks made from horsehair or drawing with a feather on a hot tile. Raku provides all the elements of fire, earth and water!

With skilled demonstrations, fine crafts and a wander around the beautiful Garden, there’s plenty to see for a wonderful day out, you will not be disappointed!

Tickets (Pre-booking is required for this event)

Included in Garden admission (FREE to Borde Hill Members)
Admission includes entry to the Garden, Parkland, Woodland and Playground.
Dogs on leads welcome

Jun
30
Thu
2022
Photography Workshop with Clive Nichols
Jun 30 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Join one of Britain’s best garden photographers, Clive Nichols for a garden photography masterclass.

The day will begin with an illustrated talk by Clive in which he describes the techniques he uses to take stunning images of flowers and gardens, techniques honed over 30 years of shooting photographs for magazines, books, greetings cards and calendars. This is followed by a practical masterclass in the beauty of Borde Hill Garden. Guests can then come together for lunch, followed by a further afternoon session outside in the Garden.

Clive has photographed many of the world’s best gardens, including HRH The Prince of Wales’s own private garden in Scotland, Lord Rothschild’s private garden in Corfu and Lord Heseltine’s private garden in Oxfordshire. His passion for the subject comes across in every image that he makes.

His work has appeared in hundreds of books as well as in countless magazines, calendars and brochures. Clive regularly gives master classes in flower and garden photography for The Royal Horticultural Society.

Images taken by Clive Nichols at Borde Hill Garden

Tickets
£150.00 per person.
Price includes the tea and coffee on arrival, the workshop, lunch and Garden admission until 5pm. Advance booking required.

Jul
2
Sat
2022
‘Spirit of Rose’ – Drink Infusion Workshop
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

‘Spirit of Rose’ – Drink Infusion Workshop – use floral and herbal botanicals from the garden in your drinks and cocktails.

Discover how to use flowers and aromatic herbs to make infusions for your alcoholic drinks. Take a walk round the formal garden at Borde Hill with Sussex forager Sarah Watson and gather rose petals to make your own fragrant summer gin or vodka infusion to take home.

A cocktail-making demonstration and tasting will give you inspiration and tips for using foraged and garden botanicals in infusions and cocktails. You’ll also get ideas for using the infusion you make as an ingredient for mixing your own drinks at home.

Everything will be provided for you, although you may want to bring your own pen and notebook.

No experience necessary, open to all.

Workshop run by Sussex forager Sarah Watson: www.wildfeast.co.uk

Includes: 1 x 200ml bottle of infused spirit to take home, a taster cocktail in the garden, a cocktail recipe, and a Garden walk , so please dress for the weather.

Dogs are not allowed at this event.

Tickets
£50.00 (including Garden admission until 5pm)
Advance booking required

The workshop will take place inside the Garden Marquee.

Sussex Forager Sarah Watson. Image: Beth Steddon
Sussex Forager Sarah Watson. Image: Beth Steddon
Jul
3
Sun
2022
Music in the Garden
Jul 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Live Music in the Garden – the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s afternoon.

Our popular Music in the Garden sessions return on selected Sunday’s throughout the summer… sit back and relax with a picnic to live music in the Garden.

There will be a different musical act for each date, with genres to include swing, soul, country and rockabilly and jazz, providing the perfect accompaniment to a Sunday afternoon.

Bring a picnic blanket, deck chairs and a sun umbrella!

Diary (1-3pm):

3 July: Harry’s Tricks – Brighton based swing band, playing popular British and American music from the 1920`s, 30`s and 40`s

17 July: Groove in Mind – laid back acoustic trio, playing an eclectic mix of jazz, bossa, funk and soul

14 Aug: Miss Jones Trio – vintage style vocalist & multi-instrumentalist playing country, blues and rockabilly

28 Aug: Three Penny Piece – vocal trio inspired by the close 3 part harmonies of the Andrews Sisters, reviving old-time jazz and swing hits from the 1930’s, 40’s & 50’s.

The Gardener’s Retreat Café will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden. Dogs on leads welcome.

Tickets
The sessions are included in admission and free to Members.

Jul
6
Wed
2022
‘Designing a Rose Border with Beautiful Companion Flowers’ – Workshop with Juliet Sargeant
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Once again Borde Hill will be hosting Juliet Sargeant’s Sussex Garden School, for an inspirational day of designing with roses.

Juliet Sargeant is a multi-award-winning garden designer and media gardener; well known to Gardeners World and Gardeners Question Time audiences. She is known for the relaxed atmospheres that she creates with her informal planting schemes for Sussex country houses.

Join Juliet to learn how to make the most of sumptuous roses and colourful underplanting.

‘Designing a Rose Border with Beautiful Companion Flowers’ Workshop – Wednesday 6 July, 10.00-3.30

Drawing from the inspiration of the famous Borde Hill Rose Garden, you will learn how to combine roses and herbaceous plants to create borders and arches which will flower from spring to autumn. In this illustrated talk and workshop, Juliet will explain how to choose the most reliable roses and combine them with suitable under-planting, to create borders that perform for months, with the classic romance of roses.

Subjects covered:
Different types of rose plants. Choosing, buying and planting roses. Perfect companion plants for a romantic rose border. The practicalities of maintaining a rose border.

Who is the course for?
Beginners and garden enthusiasts are welcome.
This course for anyone who loves roses, but would like to extend their season of interest with romantic companion planting

By the end of the day you will:

  • understand how to combine rose plants for a beautiful effect
  • understand how to extend the season of interest of your rose borders
  • know a good range of herbaceous plants to combine with and underplant your rose border
  • Be inspired by Borde Hill’s beautiful rose garden and learn to re-create its magic in your own home.

The Group:
We will be an informal group. Juliet teaches in an accessible, workshop style with illustrated ‘info-bites’ and relevant exercises for you to think about your own garden. As well as being an award-winning garden designer, Juliet has been teaching gardening to professionals and enthusiasts for over 15 years.

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Tickets:
£90.00 (Standard)
£80.00 (Early Bird and first 5 non-RHS tickets sold)
£75.00 (RHS Members)

Booking essential.

Includes: Garden entry and illustrated handouts

Jul
9
Sat
2022
Yoga Session – Revitalise & Renew
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Revitalise & Renew – Morning Yoga Session with Calli Popham

This will be a playful, revitalising practise to connect you to your inner child and the freedom and joy that we all have the capacity to connect to, when we allow ourselves to play. This one hour outdoor yoga session will take place on the South Lawn prior to the Garden opening, and will be followed by fresh juice and a healthy snack where guests can come together to get guidance and inspiration from Calli.

Calli is a Senior Yoga Teacher, who teaches a fluid, playful and embodied yoga style,  focusing on bringing you home to yourself on every layer. She is passionate about yoga being accessible for everybody and believes that no one alignment fits all, encouraging students to enquire and move from a place of playful exploration.

Prior experience is not required; beginners welcome. Yoga mats will be provided. Please bring water for the session.

Photographs may be taken during this event and used for marketing purposes. If you do not wish to be included in the photographs or have any questions, please speak to a member of staff on arrival.

Tickets
£20.00 (including Garden admission following the session, and a fresh juice and a healthy snack)

Advance booking required.

In the event of wet weather, the session will take place inside the Garden Marquee.

Sussex Gin Fest 2022
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The UK’s Biggest Gin Festival Returns to Borde Hill for 2022!

Now in its fifth year, 2022 Festival will be bigger, better and with even more to experience and enjoy. Celebrate the extraordinary craftsmanship of independent Sussex, British and worldwide gin distillers at this unique festival. With delicious hot and cold artisan food, captivating demonstrations on all things gin, and not forgetting our main stage with live entertainment all day, this is one of the hottest festival tickets for 2022.

Set within more than two hundred acres of traditional parkland, Borde Hill Garden is a place which captivates and delights visitors with its series of intimate “living garden rooms”, fine woodland parklands, lakes and outstanding views across the Sussex High Weald. Following the success of Sussex Gin Fest and the record-breaking crowds in 2021, we are delighted to be back at Borde Hill Garden, and ticket holders will also get free entry into Borde Hill Garden.

Sussex produce is at the heart of this unique festival, but we will also be showcasing gins of the world with international culinary options to complement them, and our ‘Best of the Rest’ zone will feature small-batch guest gins from neighbouring counties. There will also be local craft beers, award winning Sussex Sparkling wines and that all important jug of Pimms for you to enjoy in the July sunshine.

This event is only for people aged 18 and over.  Please drink responsibly.

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Tickets

Early Bird Standard Tickets: £15.00 (no booking fee)

By purchasing a ticket, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions outlined at: sussexginfest.com

Refund policy: No Refunds.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Yes, the event is only for people aged 18 and over. Please make sure to bring ID if you look under 25, as we will be operating a Challenge 25 policy.

Are dogs allowed at Sussex Gin Fest?
Unfortunately for health and safety reasons, we cannot allow any animals. Exceptions will be made for guide dogs, hearing dogs, and other support animals.

Will there be any seating?
This is a standing ticket. However, there will be a very limited number of seats provided during the event.

Do I have to print my ticket?
Tickets will be scanned at the gates when you arrive at the event. Please ensure you have printed all your tickets in advance.

Can I bring alcohol?
We have a mouth-watering selection of independent brands at our festival – so please don’t bring any alcohol. Please keep your drinks safe at home away from our Box Office amnesty bin.

Can I bring water?
A free drinking tap is provided on-site at Borde Hill Garden for you to fill your empty reusable bottle from, as well as many stalls additionally selling water. Just bring an empty (non-glass) bottle and re-fill from the tap as much as you want!

Can I bring food?
We have a wide range of artisan independent food vendors – all tastes are covered! External food will have to keep external alcohol company in the amnesty bin.

Is this event wheelchair accessible?
Yes – but please be aware that this is an outside event taking place on a field (the ground may be bumpy and sloped in areas).

How do I get there?
Everything you need to know can be found on the Borde Hill website.

What types of payment do you accept?
You can pay using cash or card.

Is there cover?
We have a communal marquee, VIP marquee and Premium Maharaja Palace marquee, but space is limited! Please remember to bring sun cream, hats, sunnies and any other necessary cover you need to stay protected from the sun.

Are there toilets?
We have plenty of toilets located at the festival, plus some very exciting posh ones for the VIP’s and Maharaja ticket holders!

What precautions are in place for COVID-19?
Please refer to our COVID-19 policy that you can find on our website.

Do you have security at this event?
For your safety and security we employ professional security personnel during the event and they will be carrying out bag searches on entry.

By purchasing your ticket, you agree to the Terms and Conditions outlined on our website www.sussexginfest.com
Please drink responsibly. www.drinkaware.co.uk

Jul
17
Sun
2022
Music in the Garden
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Live Music in the Garden – the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s afternoon.

Our popular Music in the Garden sessions return on selected Sunday’s throughout the summer… sit back and relax with a picnic to live music in the Garden.

There will be a different musical act for each date, with genres to include swing, soul, country and rockabilly and jazz, providing the perfect accompaniment to a Sunday afternoon.

Bring a picnic blanket, deck chairs and a sun umbrella!

Diary (1-3pm):

3 July: Harry’s Tricks – Brighton based swing band, playing popular British and American music from the 1920`s, 30`s and 40`s

17 July: Groove in Mind – laid back acoustic trio, playing an eclectic mix of jazz, bossa, funk and soul

14 Aug: Miss Jones Trio – vintage style vocalist & multi-instrumentalist playing country, blues and rockabilly

28 Aug: Three Penny Piece – vocal trio inspired by the close 3 part harmonies of the Andrews Sisters, reviving old-time jazz and swing hits from the 1930’s, 40’s & 50’s.

The Gardener’s Retreat Café will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden. Dogs on leads welcome.

Tickets
The sessions are included in admission and free to Members.

Jul
22
Fri
2022
Open Air Opera: Carmen
Jul 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Open Air Opera: Carmen

Britain’s leading outdoor touring company, Opera Brava, present Carmen by Bizet, performed with a chamber ensemble against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House.

Description
Carmen lays claim to the title of ‘The Most Popular Opera’. The music, full of extravagant melody and rich in operatic hits such as the Habanera and The Toreador’s  Song, has captivated audiences over the decades. A tale of passion between a young soldier and a fiery gypsy girl, Opera Brava’s powerful production takes place in 1930’s Spain. This promises to be a compelling and unforgettable night, featuring a sensational Carmen and an international cast leaving you clamouring for more.

The performance will be sung in English.

Tickets
Adult: £35
Couple: £65
Child: £12 (5-16 years old)
Operatic Picnic (2 Adult Tickets plus a Picnic for 2): £100

Optional Extras (available for pre-order only and ready for collection from 6pm):
Fitz English sparkling wine (75cl)    – £32.00
Cette Nuit Vermentino Merlot (70cl)    – £16.95
Cette Nuit Verementino Sauvignon Blanc (70cl)    – £16.95

Doors open at 6.00pm. Relax in the Garden before the performance begins at 7.30pm. Bring a chair and a picnic.

Assistance dogs only

Refund policy: No Refunds

Pre-order an Operatic Picnic which can be collected prior to the performance (includes 2 Adult Tickets plus a picnic for 2) – £100.00
A selection of cheeses with Grapes, walnuts and cheese biscuits, Italian Cured Meat Selection, Farmhouse Terrine with caramelised onion chutney, marinated olives, hummus, crusty roll, large bag of Real Crisps, macaroons, large bottle of South Downs mineral water (vegetarian alternative option available on request).

Individual serve bottles of prosecco, red and white wine, ale, tea, coffee and soft drinks can be purchased on the day from the Gardeners Retreat.

The picnic includes a disposable box which also contains plastic glasses, plates, knives, forks and napkins.

Picnics available for collection from 6pm.

Performance information:
• Entry: to the South Lawn where the event is taking place is via Reception located at the top of the drive. The Gate opens at 6.00pm. The performance begins at 7.30pm.
• Parking: Please park your car in the visitor car park. The opera will take place on the South Lawn, which is approximately 100m from the car park. Cars may not be left in the car park overnight.
• Disabled Parking: Disabled bays are available in the visitor car park.
• Refreshments: Guests are welcome to bring picnics, or pre-book an Operatic Picnic for Two, which includes 2 Adult tickets plus a picnic for 2 which can collected prior to the performance. A selection of barista coffee, loose lead tea, soft drinks, wine and snacks will be available for purchase from The Gardeners’ Retreat café adjacent to the performance area.
• Toilets: Toilets, to include an accessible toilet, located at the Reception building and the Biomass building.
• Dress Code: This event will go ahead regardless of weather, please come dressed appropriately. Umbrellas will be permitted.
• Seating: Please bring your own low back chairs as seating will not be provided. Gazebos are not permitted.
• No Smoking is permitted within the Garden. • No photography is allowed during the performance

DIRECTIONS
Car: Borde Hill is 1.5 miles north of Haywards Heath off Borde Hill Lane, (SatNav RH16 1XP). Rail: The nearest train station is in Haywards Heath Taxi transfers are available from the station

Jul
23
Sat
2022
Kids Summer Trail in Woodland, age 3-8 years
Jul 23 – Sep 10 all-day

Summer Trail in Warren Wood

Details to be confirmed.

Recommended age: 3-8 years

Price: £3.00 per trail to include a prize, plus admission (FREE to Members). Advance booking required.

The trail takes place in Warren Wood and is suitable for children aged 3-8 years. The trail will take approximately 45 minutes to an hour to complete.

Open Air Opera: The Barber of Seville
Jul 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Britain’s leading outdoor touring company, Opera Brava, present The Barber of Seville by Rossini, performed with a chamber ensemble against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House.

Description
Written in three weeks, Rossini’s masterpiece is one of the wittiest and most immediately appealing comic operas in the repertoire today and as fresh to the ear now as when it first burst upon it’s Italian audiences in 1816. On first hearing, the utter joy of one melodic masterpiece flowing into the next is thrilling to any audience. As the plot unfolds and is dramatically told through Rossini’s brilliant musical structure, it helps us to understand Barber’s special place in the history of opera.

Opera Brava’s new production brings together both national and international artists in an exciting and innovative period production, which will keep you enthralled and amused throughout the evening.  World class singing and tunes that you will go away humming.

The performance will be sung in English.

Tickets:
Adult: £35
Couple: £65
Child: £12.00 (5-16 years old)
Operatic Picnic (2 Adult Tickets plus a Picnic for 2): £100.00

Optional Extras (available for pre-order only and ready for collection from 6pm):
Fitz English sparkling wine (75cl)    – £32.00
Cette Nuit Vermentino Merlot (70cl)    – £16.95
Cette Nuit Verementino Sauvignon Blanc (70cl)    – £16.95

Doors open at 6.00pm. Relax in the Garden before the performance begins at 7.30pm. Bring a chair and a picnic.

Assistance dogs only.

Refund policy: No Refunds

Pre-order an Operatic Picnic which can be collected prior to the performance (includes 2 Adult Tickets plus a picnic for 2) – £100.00
A selection of cheeses with Grapes, walnuts and cheese biscuits, Italian Cured Meat Selection, Farmhouse Terrine with caramelised onion chutney, marinated olives, hummus, crusty roll, large bag of Real Crisps, macaroons, large bottle of South Downs mineral water (vegetarian alternative option available on request).

Individual serve bottles of prosecco, red and white wine, ale, tea, coffee and soft drinks can be purchased on the day from the Gardeners Retreat.

The picnic includes a disposable box which also contains plastic glasses, plates, knives, forks and napkins.

Picnics available for collection from 6pm.

Performance information:
• Entry: to the South Lawn where the event is taking place is via Reception located at the top of the drive. The Gate opens at 6.00pm. The performance begins at 7.30pm.
• Parking: Please park your car in the visitor car park. The opera will take place on the South Lawn, which is approximately 100m from the car park. Cars may not be left in the car park overnight.
• Disabled Parking: Disabled bays are available in the visitor car park.
• Refreshments: Guests are welcome to bring picnics, or pre-book an Operatic Picnic for Two, which includes 2 Adult tickets plus a picnic for 2 which can collected prior to the performance. A selection of barista coffee, loose lead tea, soft drinks, wine and snacks will be available for purchase from The Gardeners’ Retreat café adjacent to the performance area.
• Toilets: Toilets, to include an accessible toilet, located at the Reception building and the Biomass building.
• Dress Code: This event will go ahead regardless of weather, please come dressed appropriately. Umbrellas will be permitted.
• Seating: Please bring your own low back chairs as seating will not be provided. Gazebos are not permitted.
• No Smoking is permitted within the Garden. • No photography is allowed during the performance

DIRECTIONS
Car: Borde Hill is 1.5 miles north of Haywards Heath off Borde Hill Lane, (SatNav RH16 1XP). Rail: The nearest train station is in Haywards Heath Taxi transfers are available from the station

Aug
1
Mon
2022
The Artist’s Garden – Summer Exhibition
Aug 1 – Sep 30 all-day

Borde Hill has been an inspiration for horticulturalists and artists for generations and this summer we are proud to continue this tradition by displaying the artistic response to the beauty of nature, countryside and gardens.

Visitors will be able to explore the historical Garden, renowned for its rare shrubs and champion trees, where they will discover approximately 40 affordable works by established and up-and-coming artists inspired by both flora and fauna.

In addition to an enticing selection of garden sculptures, the exhibition will also include a number of  smaller works displayed within the Green Tree Gallery. Uniting the work is their common fascination with the beauty of nature, the countryside and the feelings they evoke within us.

Artists to be confirmed

Admission included in standard entry price.

For more information or to submit work for consideration, please contact us at sculptureandart@bordehill.co.uk

Aug
6
Sat
2022
Yoga Session – Space & Ease
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Space & Ease – Morning Yoga Session with Calli Popham

This will be an embodied, delicious practise to welcome space and ease in to every cell of your being.  This one hour outdoor yoga session will take place on the South Lawn prior to the Garden opening, and will be followed by fresh juice and a healthy snack where guests can come together to get guidance and inspiration from Calli.

Calli is a Senior Yoga Teacher, who teaches a fluid, playful and embodied yoga style,  focusing on bringing you home to yourself on every layer. She is passionate about yoga being accessible for everybody and believes that no one alignment fits all, encouraging students to enquire and move from a place of playful exploration.

Prior experience is not required; beginners welcome. Yoga mats will be provided. Please bring water for the session, and a throw or blanket to stay warm.

Photographs may be taken during this event and used for marketing purposes. If you do not wish to be included in the photographs or have any questions, please speak to a member of staff on arrival.

Tickets
£20.00 (including Garden admission following the session, and a fresh juice and a healthy snack)

Advance booking required.

In the event of wet weather, the session will take place inside the Garden Marquee.

Aug
12
Fri
2022
Children’s Outdoor Theatre: Awful Auntie
Aug 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Awful Auntie by the UK’s most loved children’s writer, David Walliams, comes to Borde Hill Garden this summer with a thrilling open air theatre show staged by Heartbreak Productions.

The play tells the story of Stella Saxby, who is tormented by her awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl. The dastardly duo will stop at nothing to take her inheritance from her.

Description:
The new playground at the Saxby Hall Orphanage is finally complete, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you. The orphanage was founded by Stella Saxby, who some of you may remember. Her parents were killed in a car crash in 1933, leaving her an orphan, all alone with her Awful Auntie. And when we say awful, we mean awful. Aunt Alberta and her best friend Wagner, a vicious Bavarian owl, tried everything they could to torment Stella into signing over the deed to Saxby Hall. But Stella, with the help of her friend Soot (the ghost of a chimney sweep, but friends come in all shapes and sizes, don’t they?) fought off Aunt Alberta, saved Saxby Hall, and gifted the beautiful Saxby Hall to be used as an orphanage.

Awful Auntie is a truly thrilling tale. Owls, ghosts, chases, escapes, motorcycle rides, and tiddlywinks all fill Stella’s days as she evades her menacing Aunt and saves the family home. So, please join us at the dedication of the new playground at Saxby Hall and hear how it all came about.

Make sure you bring a blanket or chair to sit on, weather-appropriate gear, and a picnic, as the tale could take some time to tell, and storytelling can be hungry work!

Performed on the South Lawn against the backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion House, Heartbreak Productions’ version of this popular children’s book is suitable for children aged 7+.

Refreshments will be available throughout the performance.
Running time: 2 hours

Tickets: Adults: £15, Children: £10 (3-16 years old), Family (2 Adults + 2 Children): £45

Includes entry to the Garden and Adventure Playground from 3.00pm (if arriving before 3.00pm, normal Garden admission charges apply). Access to the performance area from 5.00pm. Performance begins at 5.30pm and finishes at 7.30pm. There will be a 15 minute interval.

Bring a chair and a picnic.

Assistance dogs only
Age 7+

We are unable to offer refunds for this production

Aug
13
Sat
2022
Porsche Club Great Britain
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Porsche Club, R23 Sussex Region, will showcase their members’ cars in the Garden. Included in admission (FREE to Members).

www.porscheclubgb.com

Aug
14
Sun
2022
Music in the Garden
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Live Music in the Garden – the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s afternoon.

Our popular Music in the Garden sessions return on selected Sunday’s throughout the summer… sit back and relax with a picnic to live music in the Garden.

There will be a different musical act for each date, with genres to include swing, soul, country and rockabilly and jazz, providing the perfect accompaniment to a Sunday afternoon.

Bring a picnic blanket, deck chairs and a sun umbrella!

Diary (1-3pm):

3 July: Harry’s Tricks – Brighton based swing band, playing popular British and American music from the 1920`s, 30`s and 40`s

17 July: Groove in Mind – laid back acoustic trio, playing an eclectic mix of jazz, bossa, funk and soul

14 Aug: Miss Jones Trio – vintage style vocalist & multi-instrumentalist playing country, blues and rockabilly

28 Aug: Three Penny Piece – vocal trio inspired by the close 3 part harmonies of the Andrews Sisters, reviving old-time jazz and swing hits from the 1930’s, 40’s & 50’s.

The Gardener’s Retreat Café will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden. Dogs on leads welcome.

Tickets
The sessions are included in admission and free to Members.

Aug
21
Sun
2022
Bark in the Park
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Welcome to Bark In the Park

A great day out in the stunning Borde Hill Parkland for dogs of all shapes and sizes and their families, including a fun dog show, have-a-go activities, ‘Waggy Tail’ family trail, stalls and demonstrations.

Displays and Have-A-Go Activities

Bark in the Park includes exciting arena displays, from Canine Hoopers to Dancing Heelwork, plus the chance to bring your four legged friend into the arena for an interactive training demonstration or a mass obedience class.

You can also enter your dog in our Fun Dog Show, whether they’re the poshest pedigree, or have the waggiest tail, there are plenty of pawsome prizes to be won.

Over at the Flyball Arena, watch spectacular displays of this canine sport throughout the day. The Brighton Flyball team compete in national and international tournaments and will be on-hand to answer your questions about the sport – come along and enjoy the energetic spectacle or let your dog have-a-go!

Itching to get your paws on more dog-friendly entertainment? Try your hand at the Barkour course, get nosy in the scent trail or cool off in the wet play area (rubber ducks included!).

Eating and Shopping

When you or your furry friend need to refuel, head over to the food court for tasty treats for dogs and humans alike. Relax to live music and reward your pooch with a glass of pawsecco.

What day out would be complete without some retail therapy? Bark in the Park has a range of carefully selected stalls with everything your dog could possibly need – and maybe even a treat for you too.

Fun for all the Family

Children can follow the ‘Waggy Tail’ trail around the lakes, discovering some fun dog facts and hilarious doggy jokes along the way.

Book your tickets in advance to save on admission. Early bird tickets are on sale now and include admission to Borde Hill Garden. Bark in the Park is open from 10am-4pm – dogs and children under 16 come for free!

We are thrilled to announce that the host of the Bark in the Park arena will be rising superstar trainer Jodie Forbes. Jodie is a six time 1st place winning trainer at Crufts and awarded the prestigious Crufts Inspirational Young Person award in 2020.

Tickets

Admission applies to Borde Hill Members for this special event

Adult: £12.75 early bird (£15.00 standard)
Child: under 16’s free*
Carer: free*

*Don’t forget to select their free ticket

Tickets include free parking and entry to the Garden

Early Bird Tickets: a 15% discount will automatically be applied. Prices will increase when early bird tickets are sold out.

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Jodie Forbes - six time 1st place winning trainer at Crufts
Aug
28
Sun
2022
Music in the Garden
Aug 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Live Music in the Garden – the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s afternoon.

Our popular Music in the Garden sessions return on selected Sunday’s throughout the summer… sit back and relax with a picnic to live music in the Garden.

There will be a different musical act for each date, with genres to include swing, soul, country and rockabilly and jazz, providing the perfect accompaniment to a Sunday afternoon.

Bring a picnic blanket, deck chairs and a sun umbrella!

Diary (1-3pm):

3 July: Harry’s Tricks – Brighton based swing band, playing popular British and American music from the 1920`s, 30`s and 40`s

17 July: Groove in Mind – laid back acoustic trio, playing an eclectic mix of jazz, bossa, funk and soul

14 Aug: Miss Jones Trio – vintage style vocalist & multi-instrumentalist playing country, blues and rockabilly

28 Aug: Three Penny Piece – vocal trio inspired by the close 3 part harmonies of the Andrews Sisters, reviving old-time jazz and swing hits from the 1930’s, 40’s & 50’s.

The Gardener’s Retreat Café will be on hand throughout serving refreshments in the Garden. Dogs on leads welcome.

Tickets
The sessions are included in admission and free to Members.

Sep
3
Sat
2022
Yoga and Meditation Session – Turning Inwards
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Turning Inwards – Evening Yoga and Meditation Session with Calli Popham

As the season begins to turn and change pace, so do we. As the leaves turn on the trees nature reminds us of the beauty found in letting go. This practise will take place in the tranquillity of the Italian Garden after hours, and will offer an opportunity to drop in to yourself, with explorative movement encouraging a release of old patterns to make space for the endless potential we all hold.

We will close with a long, deep meditative rest to release and integrate, ready to come together to enjoy a freshly prepared mocktail and healthy snack, where guests can get guidance and inspiration from Calli.

Calli is a Senior Yoga Teacher, who teaches a fluid, playful and embodied yoga style,  focusing on bringing you home to yourself on every layer. She is passionate about yoga being accessible for everybody and believes that no one alignment fits all, encouraging students to enquire and move from a place of playful exploration.

Prior experience is not required; beginners welcome. Yoga mats will be provided. Please bring water for the session.

Photographs may be taken during this event and used for marketing purposes. If you do not wish to be included in the photographs or have any questions, please speak to a member of staff on arrival.

Tickets
£20.00 (including Garden admission prior to the session, a freshly prepared mocktail and healthy snacks)

Advance booking required.

In the event of wet weather, the session will take place inside the Garden Marquee.

Sep
4
Sun
2022
Harley Davidson Bikes, Brews & Music
Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Enjoy the unforgettable sights and sounds of Harley-Davidson bikes visiting Borde Hill Garden from the 1066 Chapter.

Featuring live music between 12-2pm, plus a barbecue and local ales available to purchase.

Included in Garden admission (FREE to Members). Pre-booking required

Sep
10
Sat
2022
The Power of Plants – Aromatherapy for Health & Wellbeing
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Power of Plants – Aromatherapy for Health & Wellbeing.

Discover the power of essential oils and their effects on our health and wellbeing.

Make your own unique botanical roll-on aromatherapy blend, or bath & massage blend to take home, using the finest quality organic essential oils.

During this workshop you will be introduced to a range of organic essential oils, experience their incredible scents and discover their effects on health and wellbeing. We will look at the origins of the aromatic ingredients and how they are made into essential oils, giving you an understanding of how precious and potent they can be. You will feel confident to design and make your own unique aromatherapy oil blend, to support your personal needs.

Everything will be provided for you, although you may want to bring your own pen and notebook.

No experience necessary, open to all.

Workshop run by Laura Hoy – Clinical Aromatherapist & Essential Oil Consultant www.essentialoilsandyou.co.uk

Includes a choice to make either 1 x 10ml roll on aromatherapy blend, or 1 x 20ml bath & massage blend to take home, using the highest quality organic oils.

Testimonial: “This workshop is truly unique, fun and well worth treating yourself to if you want to smell and feel totally gorgeous! ” Heather Di Marino

Tickets
£45.00 (including Garden admission until 5pm)
Advance booking required

The workshop will take place inside the Garden Marquee.

Time: 10am – 1pm, with a fragrant tea break in the middle.

Sep
11
Sun
2022
Specialist Autumn Plant Fair
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Plant Fairs Roadshow returns to Borde Hill Garden with a wide range of locally grown, garden-worthy and unusual plants to inspire keen gardeners.

The Plant Fairs Roadshow is a collective of specialist nurseries who will be setting up their stalls on the Azalea Ring to provide a mouth-watering range of interesting, rare and unusual plants for plant hungry gardeners. This is a great opportunity to buy direct from the growers and to get free advice from the resident ‘Plant Doctor’.

Late summer is a great time to visit the Garden, with roses, miscanthus, berberis, sedums, helenium and, of course, dahlias, all providing sumptuous colour well into autumn.

Nurseries to be confirmed

Tickets 
Included in Garden entry (FREE to Borde Hill Members)

Historic Houses Members: Free entry does not apply for this special event
Gardeners’ World 2For1 or other discount vouchers are not valid

Pre-booking is required for this event. Tickets on sale soon.

Sep
17
Sat
2022
The Great British Food Festival in the Parkland
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm
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The Great British Food Festival comes to Borde Hill for the first time in 2022 with a blend of tasty street food and artisan local businesses in the stunning Parkland.

Nick Maycock, one of the organising team says ‘We’ve been keen to add a venue near Brighton to our calendar and Borde Hill ticks all the boxes. We can’t wait to see the people of Brighton and West Sussex come out and have a good time with us. There’s a lot of interest in the event and we are really looking forward to a fantastic foodie weekend’.

Nick adds that there is a lot to do for all the family ‘We have a wide variety of food and drink stalls, lots of demos, forager walks, live music, kids entertainment, kids cookery lessons and our popular Challenge stage with a chilli-eating competition.’

There will be a great mix of live music from local bands and artists, so you can do some shopping, grab some food and then relax with a local beer listening to some great live entertainment all within the beautiful grounds at Borde Hill.

Tickets also include entry to the stunning Garden. FREE car-parking is included.

Tickets (no booking fees)

Adult: £13.50 (Early Bird £10.80)
Child (5-17 years): £6.00 (Early Bird £4.80)
Family (2 Adults and 2 Children): £35.00 (Early Bird £28.00)
Children under 5:  Free*
Carers: Free*

Optional extra – Kids Cookery Session: £4.00 per child

*Don’t forget to select their free ticket

Early Bird Tickets: receive a 20% discount off the standard price. Prices will increase when the Early Bird tickets are sold out.

Refund policy: No Refunds.

Optional Extra: Kids Cookery Session

Little ones can get their hands dirty for around 30 minutes, while learning how to cook up some fabulous Rocky Road Truffles or Peppermint and Orange Pebbles which they can take home and eat! Parents can stand back, watch and relax, and best of all, leave us to clean up!

Kids Cookery Tickets are available to book once you have selected your admission tickets.

It is recommended you book beforehand as places may not be available on the day, and we don’t want kids to be disappointed!!

Our timetable is as follows:

11:00 – Rocky Road Truffles
12:00 – Peppermint & Orange Pebbles
1:00 – Rocky Road Truffles
2:30 – Peppermint & Orange Pebbles
3:30 – Rocky Road Truffles

NB – We close the online bookings in advance of the event. There may still be some availability on the day (particularly for early and late classes) – ask at the information point.

Sep
25
Sun
2022
Southern Classics Society Car Show
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Southern Classics Society Car Show

Southern Classics Society invites you to its charity classic vehicle event displayed upon the South Lawn within the wonderful grounds of Borde Hill Garden.

Classic vehicle owners are welcome to exhibit at the event, provided your car is pre-2000. Plenty of lovely multi-marque classics to view along with opportunities to win prizes in the vehicle awards and raffle.

For further details: www.southernclassics.org.uk or email: events@southernclassics.org.uk

Included in Garden admission. Advance booking required.

Oct
8
Sat
2022
‘Wild Herbs & Spices’ – Woodland Foraging Walk
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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‘Wild herbs and spices’ – Woodland Foraging Walk

A gentle woodland walk around Warren Wood to discover wild edibles of the season.

You’ll find out how to use autumnal shoots, roots, seeds, fruits (and fungi if we’re lucky) as flavourings in your dishes and drinks. Your guide, Sussex forager Sarah Watson, will discuss how to forage responsibly and safely identify edible plants and fungi.

You’ll also get ideas for using autumn foraged fare in delicious recipes, and a chance to try some wild preserves, such as vinegars and syrups.

Everything will be provided for you, although you may want to bring your own pen, notebook and water bottle.

No experience necessary, open to all.

Workshop run by Sussex forager Sarah Watson: www.wildfeast.co.uk

Includes wild preserve tasters and recipe ideas.

Tickets
£35.00 (including Garden admission until 5pm)
Advance booking required

The workshop will take place outside in the Woodland – please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear suitable for walking in the wet or mud.

Please bring a water bottle.

Sorry, no dogs please – they tend to get bored on a foraging walk as we stop every few minutes.

Sussex Forager Sarah Watson. Image: Beth Steddon
Sussex Forager Sarah Watson. Image: Beth Steddon
Oct
15
Sat
2022
A Haunting Halloween
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm

A Haunting Halloween – Daily Story Trail

Follow the story trail around the Garden to receive a prize.

Details to be confirmed.

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Nov
26
Sat
2022
Borde Hill Christmas Market
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – Nov 27 @ 3:30 pm

Enjoy the spirit of Christmas at Borde Hill on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November

This November escape the rush of the high street and indulge in a spot of festive shopping at the Borde Hill Christmas Market, taking place at The Stables, the Garden Gift Shop and Marquee and Green Tree Gallery.

The hand-selected stalls will showcase local products, from delicious food and drink to tempt your taste buds, to unique crafts and gifts for all the family.

The Stables will offer visitors a varied selection of over 30 stalls selling locally produced food and drink celebrating the best of Sussex and the South East in both indoor and marquee spaces.  Food trucks will be located at the heart of the event between The Stables and the Garden, offering delicious food to fill empty tummies and warm cold hands.

Once visitors have stocked up on a plethora of festive food and drinks, and been revived by a tasty snack, the Green Tree Gallery and Borde Hill Garden, who are located just a few steps from The Stables, will be offering beautiful gifts for loved ones or a personal treat.  Again, a varied selection of locally produced gifts will offer inspiration for even the hardest to please friend or relative!

The Garden will be open, weather permitting, and during your winter stroll you might like to buy a hot drink at The Gardeners’ Retreat Café.  Why not ponder on purchasing annual Membership to Borde Hill Garden and enjoy a special offer of 15 months membership for the price of 12 months.  The perfect gift that lasts all year.

Festive Family Fun

Children can write their Letter to Santa, and for an additional charge, visit the man himself in his Alpine Grotto (booking required) or take a ride on the mini carousel.

Be part of our Christmas Market

If you are a local independent business interested in booking a stall at this well attended and much anticipated festive event please email us at bookings@bordehill.co.uk to find out more.

Tickets

Details to be confirmed

Dogs on short leads are allowed in outdoor areas, but not in inside the marquees or indoor areas.

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